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Top 4 Museums in Jaipur – Exploring the History of the Pink City

Jaipur, the colourful city in Western India has a history as colourful as its ancient building. For those looking to dive deeper into the city's history, here is a list of the top museums in the city.

1

The City Palace Museum

Located right in the heart of the city, the structure is the brainchild of one of the past kings. The architecture is nothing short of spectacular thanks in part to the massive brass gateway that looms up right in front. Occupying one seventh of the city, the museum is massive and houses a number of interesting artefacts that give a glimpse into the lives of the past royal families. With beautiful murals, mirror works and handicrafts from bygone eras, the City Palace Museum will not disappoint you! Since it is in the heart of the city, it is close by from any 5 star hotel in Jaipur.

2

Albert Hall Museum

The Albert Hall Museum is one of the oldest museums in the city and is swarmed by throngs of tourists every year. Miles ahead of any other museum around, it is home to a number of interesting exhibits. The structure was constructed back in the nineteenth century and displays intricate paintings, brass work, wooden items, pottery and statues to name a few. The ceremonial dresses of the royal family are also on display. What sets the Albert Hall Museum apart is that it is an all rounder. The premises contain a greenhouse, a zoo and an aviary to offer visitors a comprehensive look at all fronts. A popular tourist haunt, any hotel such as Alila Fort Bishangarh should be able to organize a tour to the museum.

3

Anokhi Museum of Hand Printing

While the museum might seem boring from the title, a visit here will prove that it is far from that. As with the majority of the museums in Jaipur, the Anokhi Museum of Hand Printing is not lacking in terms of beauty. Solely focused on woodblock print (as evident by the name) it sure is a unique place to be at. Block printing is a dying art, but the equipment and items that make use of it make for beautiful viewing. The museum aims to preserve the art and educate the public on it. They make use of images, equipment and other items to provide a deeper look at this complex and ancient form of art.

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Jawahar Kala Kendra

Looking to get an in depth look at Rajasthan's vivid culture? Make a beeline to Jawahar Kala Kendra. Dedicating itself to preserve and showcase the culture of the region, it allows visitors to learn about the artistry and crafts of Rajasthan. Visitors to the Jawahar Kala Kendra museum are given complete tours which help them gain an understanding of how rich and important these art forms are. Housing its own theatrical festival annually, the Jawahar Kala Kendra museum offers a better look at Rajasthan and Jaipur's much acclaimed past and heritage. A visit here is a must for anyone passing through Jaipur.